President Lungu at the University Teaching Hospital this afternoon where he visited Dr. Job Kaweshi, the Kidney transplant patient and Mr Tinashe Kaweshi, the Donor. Dr. Tinashe Kasweshi and Mr Job Kasweshi are biological brothers and their mother Mrs Catherine Kabaye Kasweshi expressed gratitude at the succesful transplant which has seen both her sons return to her alive and well.
President Lungu at the University Teaching Hospital this afternoon where he visited Dr. Job Kaweshi, the Kidney transplant patient and Mr Tinashe Kaweshi, the Donor. Dr. Tinashe Kasweshi and Mr Job Kasweshi are biological brothers and their mother Mrs Catherine Kabaye Kasweshi expressed gratitude at the succesful transplant which has seen both her sons return to her alive and well.

The 25-year-old Kidney donor has been discharged from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) five days after the surgical operation.

Lead Surgeon Michael Mbambiko says the donor is in good health.

Dr. Mbambiko has also disclosed that the 31-year-old kidney recipient is still admitted to hospital where doctors are still balancing his body fluids.

The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) conducted the first ever Kidney transplant on Wednesday 24th October 2018.

A 12 man Zambian medical team was constituted to carry out the operation with the help of Indian experts.

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    • It is unfair to call him “Kidney donor” as if he specializes in donating kidneys. It is better to call him as “Job Kaweshi, young brother to Dr. Kaweshi the kidney patient, has been discharged”

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  1. President Lungu at the University Teaching Hospital this afternoon where he visited Dr. Job Kaweshi, the Kidney transplant patient and Mr Tinashe Kaweshi, the Donor. Dr. Tinashe Kasweshi and Mr Job Kasweshi are biological brothers, indigenous Tongas by tribe and their mother Mrs Catherine Kabaye Kasweshi expressed gratitude at the successful transplant which has seen both her sons return to her alive and well.

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    • It was a good read till you found the need to put emphasis on tribe. Mwabashani kansi? Cant you just comment kupanda kubikamo amazina? Lets just be humans and coexist.

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  2. The first heart transplant in the world was conducted in South Africa in 1967.So what have we been doing since 1964?

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  3. Oh sorry,administering panado to patients with kidney problems?I hop the government invests more in our hospitals to help more of such like ones

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  4. The south Africa you are talking about was for whites but here we are talking about an operation done by the locals. Congrats Zambian Team. You are a great team and so inspiring.

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  5. At the risk of not being a kill joy,i think the most work was done by the Indians and with Indian equipment. UTH was just used as a workplace but am sure our doctors and the management learned a thing or two so that we can be able to do it ourselves at some point.I think somehow the praises are misdirected because the team was largely Indian. The title is misdirected.They should praise the Indians for successfully conducting a first kidney transplant in Zambia in collaboration with a few Zambian doctors.
    i understand some people will see offence in this but critically think about it and see the sense.Am happy it happened in Zambia but it wasn’t necessarily the Zambians who did it.This is a different case compared to the Siamese twins separation.

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  6. That’s the way to go UTH, we need to be excelling not retrogressing.Keep it up and quick recovery on the patient and God’s blessings to his brother who risked his life to donate a kidney.

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  7. WHERE IS SHARON? CZ ALL HER WRITINGS ARE THE SAME ALL THE TIME.CONGRATS DRS! HEADING IN TH RIGHT DIRECTION

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  8. If it wasn’t for some selfish corrupt individuals, Zambia could have been on a different level right now.

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    • It is really interesting how social media can mislead the public. Take for instance the argument of what their tribe is, of the two brothers in the kidney transplantation.Its like people in the social media just write what they want, and can be very misleading if taken as giving gospel truth. Am sure the one who said he is shona said so because of the name Tinashe..which is a shona for Emmanuel or God with us.Come on people let us not guess and mislead. Let us learn to extract truth before we write. I challenge the Sosoliso and Busybee to tell us what is correct. Again, the titles for the two brothers are being interchanged, even if when you follow carefully, you will discover that one is a Doctor, the other is a Lawyer.The Lawyer is being called Doctor, and the Doctor Lawyer. I can…

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  9. Some good and progressive news from Zambia at least. So impressed at the hardworking healthcare practitioners at UTH and hopefully we keep improving while encourage research. Good job!

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  10. The love exhibited by these dear siblings has certainly brought happiness to the mother. Amazing practical love!!! There isn’t anything more gratifying than seeing your children show love for each other in such a rare manner! Fighting siblings brings the worst sorrows in any parents life. If you want to bring happiness to your mother, show great love and positive unity towards each other. She will die smiling and you will remain blessed. God bless this family.

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  11. My only question is? Why was Dr. Chilufya, not part of the medical team if he wants to parade the President. Lets call a spade a spade, these young men, who are Dr’s, do not need politics to make it happen in their personal lives. They have a Mother and a family. I bet they have accolades beyond PF! The donor has left hospital, but the recipient, as someone pointed out in an earlier blog, still need steroids to survive for the rest of his life. So lets see how Chilufya Chitamfya, works this out as politician/doctor! To see the receiver of the organ receive steroids daily to help him lead a normal life.? PF… step up. You are a sad bunch right now!

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